RJ's CHesterfiield Assistant Competition Director; InstructoR
Mr. Marcus officially started dancing at the age of 15 in a high school dance program at University City High School in order to meet people. While there, he received a scholarship from COCA to continue training. Soon after, he was offered a full scholarship to train and joined the Pre-Professional Program and COCAdance. He found the training was tough but worth the challenge. Marcus has performed pieces by Antony Tudor, Antonio Douthit-Boyd, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Alicia Graf-Mack, Michael Uthoff, Maurya Ker, Nejla Yatkins, Hanna Brictson, Gina Patterson and Lara Teeter. In the summer of 2011 he performed the Antony Tudor masterpiece Dark Elegies for the Corps De Ballet in Kansas City, Missouri. Marcus trained with the Perry Mansfield School, Kansas City Ballet, “Real World” with Jon Lehrer and Lehrerdance, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Marcus received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance with honors from Webster University. Currently living in Saint Louis, Marcus is an artist with “The Helix Effect”, guest artist with the Modern American Dance Company (MADCO), freelance competitive and concert dance choreographer, and judge with the Revolution Talent Competition. Marcus is proud to be a DMA certified teacher teaching Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Hip Hop around the St.Louis area. Mr. Marcus graduated Spring 2020 from Washington University with his MFA. He is the current director or the RJ's Chesterfield Competition Team and also teaching class at Lindenwood University.